Rolls-Royce Phantom Waterspeed Collection revealed
Just 35 of these stunning vehicles will be manufactured and they will each feature a number of bespoke touches that cannot be found on any other Rolls-Royce model.
A specially developed 'Maggiore Blue' exterior paint, which is inspired by Bluebird's colour scheme, finishes the exterior and because this is a Rolls-Royce, no fewer than nine coats are applied before it is hand-sanded and lacquered.
Extra details complete the stunning package, including enormous 11-spoke rims, Bluebird motifs inside and the liberal use of Abachi wood for the first time in Rolls-Royce's history.
Perhaps most notable among the bespoke styling features is the brushed steel finish to the rear bulkhead. Traditionally offered in polished teak, this eye-catching surface can be seen when the Phantom's top is dropped. Each piece of steel is hand beaten for 70 hours after its initial pressing and then hand-brushed for a further 10 hours to achieve its flawless finish.
Finally, a set of handcrafted clocks adorns the dash, including a neat 'power reserve' dial that mimics that of Sir Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird craft. As the driver accelerates, the hand swoops backwards towards a yellow and blue zone, indicating the engine is heading towards maximum revolutions.
Expect to part with around £435,000 for one of these rare machines.